M-cheeks Dragon army are not Dragons in the traditional Tolkein/D&D sense. They are essentially living, breathing nexus points... Two beings in one. They are, effectively, and in the same space
(B) a great, honking big lizard.
The dragons of the Cheeks-verse are not the ravenous beasts of popular fiction, although they do require quite a lot of food to survive. They are quite intelligent, much more so than most humans. They have as wide a variety of intrests and personalities as humanity. However, most dragons, sometime during early adolescence, aquire a particular passion, which they chase with indominatable will. Be it art, music, kidnapping maidens or flower arranging, most dragons will spend around 75% of their waking hours pursuing their chosen passion. They also tend to be quite extreme in their personalities. A lazy dragon is very lazy. An angry dragon... Well, let's just say they're best avoided.
There's no in between with dragons. It's all or nothing, life or death.
Dragons and Faith:
Dragons are incredibly tough. Even without their magical component, they are comportable in power to your average dinosaur. Dragons are creatures of magic and faith. Or, more precisely, dragons are creatures of anti-logic. Dragons gain power from encounters with people who have faith in the effectiveness of things they don't truly understand. This includes...
(B) religious faith, or
(C) technology, sufficiently advanced to be indistinguishible from magic.
Dragons are, for the most part, immune to attacks based on magic of high tech. The level of faith required to operate these things, combined with the prectitioners lack of understanding about their inner workings, powers the dragon more then the detrimental affects of these attacks. This means that the effectiveness of even guns would bury from person to person. A gunsmith would have a much more logical understanding of the way his weapon works, and his attack would be much less dependant on faith based on weapons he doesn't understand.
The two most effective ways to stop dragons are:
(B) Disbelief. People with little imagination or understanding of fiction are anatehma to dragons. Likewise, dragons are much less effective in dimensions where there is no advanced technology nor magic present. Everyone understands how everything works, and they carry no faith in their surroundings.
(C) As stated above, people who truly understand how their complex weapons work can harm dragons. Also, magic systems that are internally consistent and somewhat logically derived can be somewhat effective. Earthsea or even Terry Pratchett style magic is a good example of this, whilst D&D style magic is more or less useless. It has no internal consistency, and requires to much faith.
Are Males, which are red, and winged. Females, which are blue and amphibious. Hermaphodites, which are green and long-legged, and Neuters, which are silver, small, and magical.
Each breed of dragon has it's own specific properties:
Females: Are the largest of the dragons in length, but the third smallest in body weight. They average slightly over fourty -five feet in length, but this is do to their long, prehensile tails. Females are the only dragons able to swim under their own power, and can often be found frollicing in inland lakes. (Dragons are allergic to salt water.) Female dragons may secrete a pleasent, soothing musk, which calms all creatures in the area, if there is enough "Background Faith" to fuel them. Female dragins have short, spindly legs, and a sail upon their backs, rather like a dimetrodon. Their sails are much less pronounced then those Permian predators though, and their whole appearance is made more graceful and cat-like due to their long necks and tails. Female dragons have distinctive markings on their belly, rather like the hourglass shapes common to black widow spiders. The end of their tails is equipped with a sharp point, which can be nimbly maneuvered and provides a solid and much needed defense, for female dragons are the only gender without claws.
Hermaphrodites: Are the largest in mass but smallest in brain of any of the dragons. They average around 30 feet in length, but their stubby tails mean that they have the gretest body weight of any dragon. Green, scaly and slow, they are extremely hard to hurt due to a meshing of boney nobules that covers their skin in oval shaped circle patterns, rather like very large links of chain mail. Their legs are spindly like female dragons, and even more spread out. They're quite steady, but slllloooooow. Generally considered the retarted cousin of the dragon species, they are kept around because, after mating with a male dragon, there is a slight chance they will bare a
Neuter, or mage dragon: Neuters are the smallest and weakest of dragons, averaging a mere twenty feet in length. They also have the weakest hide, and smallest claws of any dragon. However, they are the ONLY gender of dragons that are naturally adept at magic use. Their powers may include (And an essay on dragon magic may be forthecoming) teleportation, illusion creation, creating dragon shaped "Earth-golems" which are motivated by the will of the caster... They are, at adulthood, easily the most powerful but rarest of dragons, making up only .5% of the population.
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